News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Asst. Prof. Eden Published in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History

Assistant Professor of History Jeff Eden had a new article published in “The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History” (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).

“Slavery in Islamic Central Asia” examines slavery in Islamic Central Asia from the 16th century, when a significant number of Iranian war-captives were brought north and enslaved during the course of numerous armed conflicts between the Central Asian Uzbeks and Iranian Safavids, through the 19th century, when the region was home to tens of thousands of Shi?a Muslim, Russian, Armenian, and Kalmyk slaves. 

The article is available for free online here

Henderson, Köse, Published in Journal of Transformative Education

Amy Henderson, associate professor of economics, and Emek Köse, associate professor of mathematics, recently published “The Role of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences in Extending Transformative Learning to All Students,” in the Journal of Transformative Learning.

Using case studies of various course-based undergraduate research opportunities that delivered transformative learning experiences to average students, Henderson and Köse argue that that shared elements of well-designed course-based undergraduate research experiences, including instructor scaffolding and collaborative dialogue, serve both to make undergraduate research more widely accessible, and to foster the achievement of a transformative learning experience.

The Journal of Transformative Education (JTED) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal focused on advancing the understanding, practice, and experience of transformative education.

Prof. Emerick Published Book Chapter on Silencing and Violence

Barrett Emerick, associate professor of philosophy, recently published “The Violence of Silencing” in the book “Pacifism, Politics, and Feminism: Intersections and Innovations,” a peer-reviewed collection edited by Jennifer Kling.

In his chapter, Emerick explores and develops the concept of epistemic violence – the way in which violence might be done to someone in their capacity as a knower – and argues that silencing can be an act of epistemic violence. He also considers when and under what conditions it is appropriate to silence someone, even if doing so is an act of violence.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/EditorEditor-in-Chief

David M. Higgins II is an award-winning journalist passionate about uncovering the truth and telling compelling stories. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern Maryland, he has lived in several East...